The new National Curriculum has introduced a new subject in the form of “Computing” which now replaces the subject “ICT” (Information Communication Technology)
The use of computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras is an integral part of the National Curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information.
There is a focus on computational thinking and creativity, as well as opportunities for creative work in programming and digital media through three aspects of the computing curriculum:
Computer science (CS): Understanding algorithms, creating and debugging computer programs, using logical thinking and understanding how computer networks (including the Internet) work.
Information technology (IT): Using technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
Digital literacy (DL): Using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. The use of networks and The Internet to provide opportunities to collaborate and communicate.
At Greenfields Community Primary School we recognise that pupils are entitled to quality hardware and software and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively. We provide each class with a suite of tablet laptops to ensure that Computing is taught as an integral part of the curriculum, both alongside and within our Enquiry based curriculum.